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Be Super Secure

palasade with electric fenceThe first line of defence in keeping your family and home safe and secure in the perimeter fence.

Take special care and install CCTV cameras to monitor your driveway and perimeter fence.   
Installing an electric fence is a very good option, but care should be taken to ensure it is not easily penetrated.

The fence bracket must be at least an eight-strand square tubing.   Flat and round bar fences are easily breached, whether they be 5,6,7, or 9-string.

Care should be taken that the fence is properly installed with no loose strings, as intruders can easily lift the bottom strands of the fence and slip through.

Make sure you install a strong wall to keep criminals out.  

With the load shedding we have here in South Africa, it is a good idea to install batteries to protect against the load shedding.

Always keep the fences on, even when the alarm goes off repeatedly, as criminals can create a short in the fence and wait for you to switch it off.
South African laws require electric fences to be certified with an electric fence system certificate of compliance (EFC)

A good quality Concrete Palisade Fence with an electrCCTV camerasic fence topping is a very good option.  The concrete has no resale value as does steel, so there is no benefit to anyone to try and steal some.   The palisade prevents would-be intruders from having a place to hide and is therefore in itself off-putting to anyone who wants to access your property illegally.

The more defence layers you can add to your property the stronger your defence becomes.

Alarm beams together with cameras will make for good strong layers of protection and will make it more difficult for criminals to gain access to your property.

The safety of your property is your priority, and therefore you should go for the best and strongest security you possibly can.

Country Wide Walling are specialists in Concrete Palisade Fencing, and our professional consultants will gladly assist you, and help you choose the right option for your needs or give you a free quotation, so please feel free to contact us today.

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Electrified palisade fences

electrified palisadeAn electrified palisade fence is a steel or aluminium palisade fence used as a defensive barrier for the protection of property, particularly in isolated regions.

Typical construction

Electrified palisade fences are usually made from painted mild steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel or aluminium. Typically the fences are 2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in). All electric fences have energisers which send high voltage electric pulses through the palisade, usually at a frequency of 1 Hertz (one pulse per second).

Uses

The two most common uses of electrified palisade fencing is in protecting isolated property and in the defence of high security facilities. Palisade electric fences are used in most countries, particularly where there is little vegetation to short circuit the fence or where the costs of security personnel is high in relation to automated security equipment.

Isolated property is vulneelectrified fencingrable in that it is difficult or time consuming to send security personnel to respond and so must be self sufficient with an automated security system. The electric pulse is a strong deterrent for criminals, while the palisade fence is mechanically stronger than a typical steel cable electric fence being able to withstand impact from wildlife, small falling trees and wildfires.

South Africa

Due to the high levels of crime in South Africa, it is common for residential houses to have perimeter defences. The City of Johannesburg promotes the use of palisade fencing over opaque, usually brick, walls as criminals cannot hide as easily behind the fence. In the City of Johannesburg manual on safety one can read about best practices and maintenance of palisade fencing, such as not growing vegetation in front of palisades as this allows criminals to make an unseen breach.

For a free quotation, please contact Country Wide Walling.

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Setting Boundaries

surveyingIt is surprising that there are many people who do not know where the precise edges of their property boundaries are.

Sometimes boundaries are lost because the property has changed hands over the years.  You cannot just assume that the boundary is consistent with the existing fences that are surrounding it.

The basis of many disputes between neighbours is the exact location of the boundary of a property, or the perceived belief that a neighbour is encroaching on your property, either knowingly, or unknowingly.

In general the boundary fence belongs to both owners, and if necessary can be checked by a surveyor.

If a new fence needs to be erected, or an old one needs to be repaired, the cost should be split equally between the two neighbours.  Both property owners have a responsibility to keep the fence in good condition, and neither neighbour is allowed to remove the fence without the permission of the other neighbour.

There are some basic rules which apply to boundary fences.  

If you wish to remove or replace an existing wall or fence, it is very important to first consult with the neighbour.  Never attach anything to a fence without consulting with the neighbour.

The same applies if you wish to raise the fence/wall for more security, e.g. attaching lattice to the fencing.

angry neighbourAlways talk to your neighbour about anything pertaining the boundary fence/wall.  Ask for any agreement to be given in writing.

Should your neighbour be difficult and refuse to do their share, it is always best to first seek legal advice.
Talking to your neighbour is the best way, and will prevent any hostilities and unpleasantness.

As we have said before:   Good fences make for good neighbours.

Should you wish to erect a new wall or fence, or raise and existing one, please feel free to contact us and speak to one of our highly trained consultants.  They will be able to advise you on what would be your best option.

Or contact us for a free quotation today.

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Mudjacking Concrete

mudjackingConcrete raising or levelling is a procedure that attempts to lift, and correct, uneven concrete surfaces, by lifting and altering the foundation that the structure is sitting on.  It is a way cheaper alternative to replacement.  

In some areas where there is continuous heavy rainfall, soil can be eroded and washed away.   This causes the concrete structure to start sagging and crack.  If it is not remedied timeously, then the structure will eventually have to be replaced at a huge cost.

Concrete is known as mud to those who work with it, hence mudjacking is the process of lifting the structure by pumping concrete underneath the structure to be raised.  Although different types of concrete can be used, it is usually a low strength concrete that is used in mudjacking.

On average, mudjacking work usually can be completed in a couple of hours, but larger jobs can take up to a whole day.  It is very seldom that more than a day is required.

before and afterThe footing of a structure is a very important part of the foundation.  Usually concrete with rebar reinforcement to prevent settling is used, as the footings are very important in areas with troublesome soils. Usually the concrete is poured into an excavated trench with the reinforcement bars.

It is not only heavy rain that can erode soil, rodents that burrow beneath the surface have also been know to cause the soil to erode as the soil settles on the tunnels they dig and eventually it causes the foundations to start settling and cracks appear in the structures.

Regular inspections and cleaning of your walls will enable you to detect any cracking early, before it becomes a huge problem.  You will need to take action to remedy the situation to prevent too much damage being done to the structure which will then only be fixed by replacing.

To learn more about raising or levelling concrete you can speak to one of our qualified consultants who will gladly explain and guide you to your best options.

Please feel free to contact us today for a free quotation, or to discuss any issues you have with walls that need raising or extending. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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Extending Precast Boundary Walls

burglar climbing wallAs crime has escalated in South Africa, it might become necessary to raise and extend precast boundary walls for security reasons.  Another reason could be to have more privacy for you and your family.

If you have been worried that you would need to totally replace your existing precast wall due to it’s lack of height, then you need worry no more.  

Country Wide Walling are not only experts in the manufacture and erection of all types of prefab concrete walls, we are also experts in the raising of prefab walls, thus helping you to avoid the extra costs of having to replace existing prefab walls.

If your precast walls have a deep, sturdy foundation, there should not be a problem with your walls sagging and becoming cracked or warped, so extending or raising your walls would not offer any major problems.

Always check that there areBrick and steel inserts 2 no cracks or chips in the existing walls, and that they are cleaned regularly, to keep the aesthetic beauty of your boundary walls.

Whether you need to raise your prefab walls for security reasons, or to have more privacy, you do need to get real experts like Country Wide Walling to raise/extend your walls professionally, and give you the satisfaction and peace of mind you deserve.

As all our products are created and manufactured under strict control, you can rest assured that you will have a precast or raised precast wall that will last for many years to come

If you need more information, either on erecting or raising/extending precast walls, or you need a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today and speak to one of our consultants.

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Best Service Ever

We had our Concrete Palisade Fencing Erected by Country Wide Walling in July 2015. Although our fence was only 235m long, we were still treated as if we were one of their top clients. Service, efficiency and cleanliness were a priority for me, and Country Wide Walling delivered in all these aspects. If you want the best concrete palisade fencing company in the industry, then Country Wide Walling is the right fencing company for your walling projects.

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